Free bike safety classes for the weekend of Aug. 15 – 16

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CicLAvia – Culver City meets Venice took place over this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the bike party has to end — every day is a bike day, after all.

For those of you that were inspired by Sunday’s CicLAvia and are looking to bike more between now and the next one, or you just need a refresher course in bike safety, free bicycle safety classes are scheduled again this weekend across L.A.

Here’s this weekend’s calendar:

Saturday, August 15, 2015

9am – 1pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (Claremont)
9am – 1pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (Culver City)
9am – 1pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (Downtown Los Angeles)
9am – 1pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (North Long Beach)
10am – 12pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Entry Level (East Los Angeles)
10am – 12pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Entry Level (South Los Angeles)
10am – 2pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (South Los Angeles)
1 – 4pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Intermediate Commuting (Reseda)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

9am – 12pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Intermediate Commuting (Pasadena)
9am – 1pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (Santa Monica)
10am – 2pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (East Los Angeles)
10am – 2pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (Pacoima)
1 – 5pm FREE Bicycle Safety Class: Traffic Skills 101-B (North Hills)

For complete calendar details, click here.

The free bicycle safety classes are funded by Metro through a $224,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Announced during Bike Week L.A., the grant will fund more than 150 bicycle safety education classes in the region. More than 3,200 county residents of varying urban cycling skills and abilities will be able to take advantage of these free classes.

3 replies

  1. We should also have a class on where to put you bikes. I get so annoyed with all the bikes blocking the doors of the Gold Line, especially when the bike areas are completely empty. I hate have to pass through a barricade when I’m getting off the train.

  2. Good point! Do any of Metro’s behavior videos deal with bikes on trains? On the few times that I’ve taken my bike on the Expo Line I could never figure out which car I was supposed to use. Metro should clearly mark which cars and which doors are for bikes. They should also arrange so that the bike cars are always in the same place on the train (e.g. the middle car). Does the Metro LRT fleet have enough bike cars so that they can put one on each train?

  3. This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop.